Thu, Oct 20, 2011 -- 9:30 AM
Feds Crack Down on Medical MarijuanaDownload audio (MP3)
Growing and distributing marijuana for medicinal purposes has been legal under California law since 1996. But federal law prohibits the cultivation and possession of marijuana for any purpose. Recently, federal agents began raiding large marijuana growing operations and dispensaries, citing federal law as justification. What are the implications of this legal limbo?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Matthew Cohen, executive director of Northstone Organics, a farm-direct medical marijuana cooperative that was raided by federal officials
- Michael Montgomery, reporter for KQED News and California Watch
- Thomas Allman, sherriff-coroner for Mendocino County
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